Published on Friday, October 8, 2021
Long established Irish travel firm Joe Walsh Tours is set to reopen again, just months after ceasing trading earlier this year.
It is one of Ireland’s oldest and largest travel agents and tour operators.
It is currently seeking a license from the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) and intends to operate in various specialist tour markets including pilgrimages.
The company first opened in 1961 and grew to become one of Ireland’s leading travel companies.
It specialised in tours to pilgrimage destinations, amongst other products.
After ceasing trading in April 2021, KPMG were appointed liquidators of the company.
Following an exhaustive sales process, David Walsh has announced that he has reached agreement with the liquidators to acquire the business and certain assets of Joe Walsh Pilgrimtours Ltd including the Joe Walsh Tours brand.
“We are delighted to announce the re-opening of Joe Walsh Tours. Parishes, group leaders, dioceses and special interest groups around Ireland have repeatedly voiced their need for the assistance of a specialist licensed and bonded group travel company,” a spokesman said.
CAR is currently in the process of refunding all former customers of Joe Walsh Pilgrimtours Ltd departing from the Republic of Ireland.
All UK customers of Joe Walsh Pilgrimtours Ltd have been refunded via the Total Payment Protection (TOPP) policy provided by Travel & General Insurance Services Ltd.
Other brands purchased as part of the arrangement include Pilgrimages Abroad & Concorde Travel.